SG police blotter

By on April 1, 2011

The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

• Sugar Grove police took reports from four residents in the Windsor Point and Waterford Place subdivisions that their cars had been burglarized the previous evening or morning.

In one incident the passenger side window was broken and an iPod was taken. In another incident, cash was taken.

This is the time of year when there is an increase in incidents referred to as “car hopping.” Offenders will go down a street and find vehicles that are left unlocked. They will enter and take anything of value, including radar detectors, electronics and other personal items that they can use or sell. Since there is no damage to the vehicle, it is oftentimes several days before the owner realizes the car has been burglarized.

Residents are reminded to not leave anything of value in their vehicles, and if left out at night to make sure they are locked.

• Sugar Grove Police on March 24 performed a traffic stop on Galena Boulevard on a vehicle registered to a man with a warrant out for him.

The driver of the vehicle identified himself as the suspect’s brother, Marco Avila, 22, of the 300 block of Woodlawn Avenue in Aurora. Police then ran Avila’s driver’s license and discovered there was a warrant for him out of the Aurora Police Department for Driving While License Suspended. Avila was taken into custody, at which time police detected the odor of cannabis while retrieving Avila’s wallet from the vehicle at his request. Avila then admitted to having a small amount of cannabis in the cup-holder compartment of the vehicle’s center console. Police located the cannabis and also found a glass pipe in the compartment.

Avila was issued two ordinance citations for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia and was then transported to the Aurora Police Station on the previous warrant and was released into their custody.